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Old 12-22-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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Tire Rack vs local tire stores

Who here likes to buy all of their tires from Tire Rack? I always do and for good reasons...I just completely ruined one of my tires, Potenza RE050's. At TR, they are around $200/tire and at this shithole of a place I was lucky enough to be close to on the side of the road charged me $300 for the same tire. I couldn't believe it. Even walmart ramps up tires $30 or $40 more for a whole set than you could buy online.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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I buy all my tires from a local garage called Baker's. They can get you any size, any brand and guarantee the lowest price of any local or online store (not including sales or clearance prices) or they will match it plus give you 10%.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:39 PM   #3
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i buy all my tires from ebay. tire rack is a rip off. if you know what you want then buy from ebay. its basically like buying wholesale or better. i have never been let down from ebay.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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I pays to shop. When I needed new tires for my 03 Z06 the first thing I did was shop Tire Rack. After doing my research and settled on the new Firestone Wide Ovals I printed out the page showing the total cost (with shipping). I then went to two local FS stores. The first one said they'd match TR's price PLUS Illinois 7% sales tax would make that deal cost about $20 more.

The second store said they match the price to include sales tax. He had the tires in stock and within two hours I had four brand new tires mounted and balanced for the same cost as TR's (Sales Tax Included) and I didn't have to wait on shipping. All I paid for was mounting and balancing and tire disposal, which I would have had to pay for no matter where I bought the tires.

So shop around and use Tire Rack as a starting point. Plus it keeps the money local and helps keep folks working, at least in your home town.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:27 PM   #5
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tire rack is just like buying local. in the end you might as well buy local. you still have to pay for mounting and ballancing and shipping. buy some in stock somewhere and getthem the same day. but if you really wanna save money....EEEBBBAY
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